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Eden Hazard: This is the reason I was nominated for Ballon d’Or

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Eden Hazard says he only got nominated for the Ballon d’Or because he plays for Chelsea.

Hazard believes he has “no chance” of winning and says Chelsea must lift every trophy in reach for him to claim the individual honour.

“I have no chance [of winning],” he told Sky Sports. “I think a lot of players are better than me but I am happy to be in the last 30 players. I know I am on this list because I play for Chelsea and because I play with great team-mates. They help me every week to be on this list.

“I don’t know if in the future I can have the chance to win the Ballon d’Or but it is not my objective now. My objective is to play and to enjoy myself on the pitch.

“For the last 10 years, it has always been Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but Neymar is coming and a couple of others so we will see when Messi and Ronaldo stop playing, maybe we have a better chance but for the moment, it is not in my head.

“We have more chance to win the Ballon d’Or if we win everything. I think this year, Ronaldo deserved it because he won with Portugal, he won the Champions League, he won La Liga. If one day I want to win, I just have to win everything. Nice and simple!”

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